Rural Hunger

Family with young children sitting on front porch.

There are individuals struggling to get by in every community across the country, but both poverty and food insecurity tend to be higher among residents of rural communities. In rural communities, many people lack enough resources to obtain the food they need due to factors including economic instability, financial insecurity, transportation barriers, and limited access to affordable food. 

To better understand what makes it easier or harder for families in rural areas to provide food for their kids, Feeding America partnered with No Kid Hungry and a team of researchers from six universities, led by North Carolina State University, on an in-depth qualitative study. The team of researchers conducted in-depth interviews in six rural counties located across six states in order to examine families’ experiences and identify potential solutions to improve food insecurity.

Learn more about the findings and recommendations from the study in the research brief and micro-report